Keep that in mind as you read this-
Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to ALL psychopaths...
These traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nut-jobs, who run from police but not for office.
Kouri notes that these criminals are psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse.
"This allows them to do what they want, whenever they want," he wrote. "Ironically, these same traits exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile and powerful positions in society including political officeholders."Committing dirty deeds free of remorse. Free of concern for social, moral or legal consequences.
Sounds like a politician, doesn't it?
Study unveils word patterns of Psycopaths
The words they use "match their personalities, which reflect selfishness, detachment from their crimes and emotional flatness,"
"Psychopaths used more conjunctions like "because," "since" or "so that," implying that the crime "had to be done" to obtain a particular goal. They used twice as many words relating to physical needs, such as food, sex or money, while non-psychopaths used more words about social needs, including family, religion and spirituality," the paper says. "Unveiling their predatory nature in their own description, the psychopaths often included details of what they had to eat on the day of their crime."I left out the buzz words used in the article- criminals, murder & killers
Psychopaths were more likely to use the past tense, suggesting a detachment from their crimes, say the researchers. They tended to be less fluent in their speech, using more "ums" and "uhs."
The exact reason for this is not clear, but the researchers speculate that the psychopath is trying harder to make a positive impression, needing to use more mental effort to frame the story.
Let me explain why.
The words were used to give the impression to the reader that psychopaths are people who commit murders and end up incarcerated. This is false.
I don't want to contribute to that false paradigm.
Most psychopaths do not commit murder. Do not go to jail.
Yes, they can ruin an individuals life or even a great many individual lives, livelihoods etc., psychologically, financially and even spiritually.
To wield the type of real destructive power the vast majority of psychopaths remain functioning in some capacity in society.(as noted in the story that opens this post, psychopaths in power. Not incarcerated)
Could psychopathy explain this? October 2011 Stephen Harper. PM of Canada.
"Canadians understand the situation in Canada is different." "We did not bail out our banking sector in Canada"
In October 2008 I put up a post reporting on the FACT that Canada took 25 BILLION dollars in bad mortgage debt off the books of the banks and upon the people of Canada. (with a handy accounting change also)
That is a bank bailout! Was PM Harper unaware of this? Of course not! So why the lie?
Perhaps Kouri and so many others are truly on to something when they make a connection between the psychological makeup of the people in power + their attraction to the power of their position = the ability to ruin the lives of either the few or the many with no remorse
Certainly the PM of Canada is not alone in his ability to lie with a straight face in a glib manner. President Obama, his predecessor George Bush, David Cameron, Tony Blair etc., all seem to be able to lie, effortlessly. To never express remorse, true remorse and to continue on down the path of destruction. No matter how many shattered lives lay strewn about.